Little Cash But Enough of Attraction To Move To New York

HAPPY HOURby Marlowe Granados “Charm,” a professor once told me, “is nothing.” I was 21 at the time, hoping to write and about to move to New York: I now see this as practical advice. Isa, the protagonist of Marlowe Granados’ first novel, “Happy Hour,” needs no such advice. Twenty-one-year-old and new to New York, …

Three Strictly Observed Books Showcase the Enduring Attraction of Memories

Crab mocks D’Aguiar by telling him he’s only interested in putting his name in front of a book. Cancer calls out “that ridiculous stationary bike of yours.” I am happy to report that “Plagues of the Year” ends with cautious optimism. Cancer had to come down. Grue is a Norwegian writer and academic with a …